Police-Community Relations Forum at NMU

Thursday 16, 2017

Northern Michigan University will host a Police-Community Relations Forum from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in room 122 of the Jacobetti Complex. The forum is structured for a maximum attendance of 100. It is presented by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).

In addition to the forum, a short survey for residents to provide feedback on how to advance police-community relations in their area is available until Monday, March 20, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ExeDir2016-2

Gov. Rick Snyder previously issued an executive order that MCOLES undertake a study and produce a public report by May 1 that addresses the topic of fostering public trust in law enforcement. The forum will allow residents to provide input.

When completed, the report will offer a set of recommendations to advance the quality of police-community relationships, training and recruitment across the state. The goal is to determine how residents and law enforcement can work together to make local communities safe and secure.


Jill Vermeulen
Student Writer